Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will brace themselves for the first Der Klassiker of the season as the two teams meet in the DFL Supercup on Wednesday.
Following a surprising set of results on Matchday 2 of the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will face an acid test on Wednesday, as they lock horns in the final of the DFL Supercup.
When is the Match between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund ?
The match will take place at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday as Bayern will be looking to win their fifth trophy in the past year.
Kick Off Time
The match will start 12:00 AM IST. It will be played behind closed door due to the current guidelines regarding Covid-19.
Hansi Flick has a lot of problems heading into this game, particularly due to a lack of depth in his squad. He even had to bench Robert Lewandowski to keep him fresh for this clash while other attackers, including new signing Leroy Sane, have featured in every game of this new season, although Sane picked up a slight knock in the last match.
Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Pavard, Sule, Boateng, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Gnabry, Muller, Coman; Lewandowski
Lucien Favre is not expected to make any defensive changes to his side despite conceding two needless goals against Augsburg. The defensive trifecta of Mats Hummels, Emre Can and Manuel Akanji will once again feature, especially with Lukasz Piszczek and Dan-Axel Zagadou struggling with fitness issues.
Predicted Lineup (3-4-3): Burki; Can, Hummels, Akanji; Meunier, Witsel, Delaney, Guerreiro; Sancho, Haaland, Reus
Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Head to Head and Results
Der Klasiker is the biggest game in German football and this will be the 127th meeting between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Die Rotten hold the advantage with 60 wins and 239 goals scored, while BVB triumphed on 33 occasions, scoring 150 goals. A total of 33 matches ended in a stalemate.
The most recent meeting between the sides came in May, on matchday 29 of last season and a first-half beauty by Joshua Kimmich settled the contest in favour of the Bavarians.
Bayern Munich are contesting the Supercup for the 14th time. They are the record seven-time winners and six-time runners-up.
Lewandowski is the Supercup’s five-goal leading scorer. He scored four times in six appearances for Dortmund against Bayern, and has one in three in meetings with his former club.
Flick oversaw a 4-0 win over Dortmund on his Bundesliga debut in the Bayern Munich hot seat. He has only lost three of his 39 competitive matches at the helm (W35 D1).
Dortmund won their sixth Supercup in 2019, ending a run of three successive Bayern Munich triumphs, thanks to a 2-0 win.
Aged 17 years and 93 days on the night, Jude Bellingham can usurp Gianluca Gaudino as the youngest player, Julian Draxler as the youngest winner and Christian Pulisic as the youngest scorer in Supercup history.